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LGBTI Rights in Oceania


ADDED ON: 05/17/2018

‘Full Equality’: How Netherlands is Pointing the Way for Australia on LGBTI Rights

Australian LGBTI organisations have been urged by veterans of the successful Dutch campaign for marriage equality to focus their efforts on achieving social acceptance through better gender and sexuality education. Campaigners from…

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ADDED ON: 05/08/2018

Historical Gay Sex Convictions Can Now Be Expunged in Australia’s Northern Territory

Australia’s Northern Territory has formally apologised to gay men for a law which “criminalised love and attraction.” Those convicted under the legislation banning gay sex, which was struck down in 1983, will…

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ADDED ON: 04/30/2018

Gay and Inclusive Rugby Team a Haven for Marginalized Players

Bastian Tremblay ended his rugby-playing days when a family member told him their team could not find out he was gay. He loved the sport and had grown up in a "rugby family"…

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ADDED ON: 04/26/2018

HIV Drug Shortage May Put People’s Lives at Risk in Papua New Guinea

Stocks of anti-retroviral drugs to treat people living with HIV are at a critical shortage in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean has the ‘highest incidence and…

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ADDED ON: 03/21/2018

Did Australia Miss Its Chance to Address LGBT Abuse in Indonesia?

Australia and other Asian leaders may have missed a golden opportunity to confront Indonesia on the increasing persecution of LGBTI people there. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull held the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit over…

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ADDED ON: 03/20/2018

New Zealand Gay Rights Activists Demand Compensation Over Convictions

Gay rights advocates are gearing up to fight the New Zealand government for compensation for men convicted of homosexual crimes. Last year justice minister Amy Adams apologised to hundreds of gay men who were…

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ADDED ON: 02/20/2018

Tonga: LGBTI Youth Shelter Devastated by Cyclone Gita

The Category Five Cyclone Gita which tore through the South Pacific island of Tonga was like having ‘an Airbus land on your front lawn’. One of the most powerful cyclones to hit…

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ADDED ON: 02/20/2018

Jacinda Arden Becomes First New Zealand PM to March in LGBT Pride

The ex-Mormon Prime Minister of New Zealand has become their first premiere to march at an LGBT pride parade. Jacinda Ardern, who became PM last year in a surprise election result, took…

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ADDED ON: 02/18/2018

New Zealand Goose: How One Blind Bisexual Bird Became an Icon

A memorial is being held for a New Zealander who spent most of his life as a loving partner, caring father and an icon of the LGBT community. Thomas the goose died…

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ADDED ON: 02/01/2018

First LGBTI Haka Team Has Eyes on Te Matatini

One of Aotearoa's first LGBTI haka groups is about to take centre stage at Pride Week in Auckland. But the team Ahakoa Te Aha is also looking to one day competing at the Tāmaki Makaurau regionals…

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ORAM – Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration

ORAM is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the world’s most vulnerable refugees: sexual and gender minorities, the disabled and elderly, youth, women and those still at risk of persecution.

ADDED ON: 01/31/2018

New Data Released on Attitudes Toward Transgender People

Today, the global research firm IPSOS released the results of a 23 country survey, including the US, on attitudes toward transgender people. The data was collected online between October 24th and November…

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